Chanco shut down over University of Malawi staff strike

A constituent college of the University of Malawi, Chancellor College (Chanco) in the eastern city of Zomba  has been abruptly closed due to strike  academic  and support staff.

Chanco campus

Chanco campus

Support staff at Chanco are withdrawing labour  to force government to increase their perks. Unima support staff, through the University Workers Trade Union (UWTU), are demanding not less than 45 percent salary hike .

Unima lecturers are set to join the industrial action as they are serving 21-day notice.

The issues go back to four years ago when the UNIMA Council endorsed a report by Enerst and Young who recommended that staff salaries in the university should be adjusted by 200% to bring them closer to what prevails in other similar institutions in the region and to take care of a revised salary structure.

The staff got only 60% with the promise that the remaining 40% would be implemented incrementally in due course.

The academic freedom saga that lasted 8 months in 2011 overshadowed the salary issues but the recent massive devaluation of the kwacha and the attendant high cost of living has rekindled it.

The university staff  want salary adjustment following the general increases awarded to the civil service and other institutions.

More chaos in the academic calendar is expected, unless the salary issues are timely resolved.

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M’mene anali Minister of Education, samkadziwa kuti Chanco yatsekedwa. It was news to him. i think pano sakuziwanso kuti Unima Schools atsekedwa.


Tomorrow we will hear the president has joined the strike. He want 1000% pay hike Kikikikikkkkkkkkkkkkk dzikolidi liri m’manja mwa agalu

It is difficult to convince people that government cannot afford to increase salaries due to the current economic environment when our leaders (MPs, Leader of Opposition, Ministers, President) have just increased their own salaries and other benefits by more than 100% (albeit unproven claims that salary increments for President, his vice and Ministers will be postponed). But who stands to lose in these outrageous increments? The Ministries and departments will suffer because to satisfy these salary increments, Government will cut funding to Ministries and Departments as is always the case but only getting worse. Their budgets will remain the same… Read more »
Chilungamo Chimawawa

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Dziko lili mmanja mwa agalu! tiyeni nazoni, kenako strike yipita ku police, prison ndi ku army. A DPP muyisova kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Master Mwela

I support the strike. An injury to one is an injury to all. Nothing is comes for free! The struggle continues…….

Mtumbuka woyera

Nonse aboma chitani strike but don’t forget that the salaries you are getting, someone in the private sector is the one making that money. If you feel you are not getting enough, resign and get employed where you thing you are worth. Mwaba nokha ndalama zonse ndi a lutepo inu nkumamanga nyumba 10 munthu mmodzi. Muyambe mwabweza zimenezo kaye before increament. Why think like headless chickens? kwe kwe kwe

kambani zithe

analonjeza kuti with or without donor aid civil servants to get nt less than 50% hike and what happened to us civil servants?we re also starting ours come january 15.ife timadziwa kuti inali campaign but mutipatsa ndi a chilima amuwo munatilonjeza vindalama


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Akhaule lndid amafuna okha peter kkkkkk zawo

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